1. Lake Zurich- Idyllic, pristine and picture-perfect, Lake Zurich is a tourist’s paradise. Taking in the ‘golden coast’ on a boat with gorgeous villas on the shore is a wonderful way to spend the day.
2. Visit the old town(Altstadt)- Altstadt or Old Town is a melting pot of culture and history. It’s where history comes alive with 19th-century buildings and the iconic Grossmunster and Fraumunster.
3. Grossmunster Church- One of the most famous landmarks in the city, Grossmunster Church boasts numerous highlights that are all worth taking in. The Romanesque crypt and stained glass windows are just a couple; pay a visit to see them all.
4. Fraumunster Chruch- The Fraumunster Church is as famous as the Grossmunster Church. It's where women of Europe’s aristocracy once lived. The five stained glass windows are a sight to behold with each telling a story.
5. Cruise down the River Rhine- Cruising the mighty Rhine, which flows from Switzerland through to Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany and France before reaching the Netherlands, is one of the must-dos here. Green hills, picturesque towns and charming houses are just a few of the sights to see along the scenic waterway.
6. Window shopping at Bahnhofstrasse main street- If you have the cash, Bahnhofstrasse is the perfect shopping destination. If you don’t, the next best thing is to window shop! Check out brand name stores like Bvlgari, Burberry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Tissot before sitting down for a snack at one of the many outdoor cafes.
7. Rope & Adventure Park- Thrill seekers looking for something a little more action-packed only have to head to Rope Park to find what they’re looking for. Test your mettle at 10 rope courses that have five skill levels ranging from easy to hard.
8. Enjoy water rides at the Alpamare water park- Europe’s largest aqua park finds its home in Zurich and you can’t give it a miss. With thrill after thrill of water activities including 11 water slides, you can spend the entire day here and not run out of things to do.
9. Take a Boat on the Limmat River- A boat ride on the Limmat is the best way to appreciate Old Town and its delightful landmarks. You’ll eventually come to enchanting Lake Zurich before heading back the same way.
10. Uetliberg Hill- A panoramic view of Zurich puts things into perspective and the best way to see it is from Uetliberg Hill. The summit has the Hotel Uto Kulm, an elegant establishment with rooms overlooking the city.
11. Swiss National Museum(Schweizerisches Landesmuseum)- Among the most important is the Swiss National Museum, a place of cultural and historical significance. You’ll be taken on a tour of Swiss history through artifacts and reconstructed rooms.
12. St. Peter’s Church- As you explore Old Town, make it a point to visit St. Peter’s Church, one of the city’s oldest parish churches and one of the four main churches. Its original foundation walls dating back to the 9th century can be still be seen.
13. Kunsthaus Zürich- Art lovers will find the museum of their dreams at Kunsthaus Zürich, a museum of fine arts housing collections of around 4,000 paintings and sculptures as well as photographs and installations.
14. Schauspielhaus Zürich- The 19th century Schauspielhaus Zürich is a prominent theater that stages about 20 productions each season. English-speaking audiences are treated to selected works such as Buddenbrooks and Measure for Measure. You can log on to the theater’s website for a list of shows.
15. Zürich Zoologischer Garten- Zürich Zoologischer Garten is the place to go to see conservation efforts come to the fore. It undertakes breeding programs of endangered species, houses around 4,000 animals and over 300 species.
16. Zürich Opera House- The Zürich Ballet, Bernhard-Theater Zürich and Zürich Opera are all staged at Zürich Opera House, a 19th century structure in a neoclassical style. Before you go, check the official website for details on upcoming events.
17. Rietberg Museum- The hugely popular Rietberg Museum is the perfect place to see art from Asia, Africa and Oceania. It’s a great place to learn about the cultures of these parts of the world. Try to catch the Japanese tea ceremony held in an authentic Japanese tea room.
18. FIFA World Football Museum- FIFA World Football Museum is one of the best places to visit in Zurich if you’re an avid football fan. You’ll learn about the history of the sport and see exhibits of documents and photos about football heritage.
19. Pavillon Le Corbusier ( Swiss art museum in Zürich)- A pioneer of modern architecture, Le Corbusier was an influential figure in urban planning (he also planned Chandigarh) and his last completed work can be seen at the Pavillon Le Corbusier. It’s currently closed for renovations and will reopen in 2019.
20. Museum of Design- Zurich’s Museum of Design showcases architecture, industrial design and other elements of design culture. It houses over 500,000 objects that trace the development of the design. It also serves as a place to study design techniques and solutions for students of Zurich University of the Arts.
21. Bürkliplatz Town Square- Bürkliplatz Town Square is like an all-in-one place that contains a market, a boat dock and acts as a venue for different events. The Saturday summer flea market is a great place to find bric-a-brac and other interesting items.
22. Botanical Garden Grüningen- Botanical Garden Grüningen is a serene locale that showcases Swiss and foreign flora. Keep an eye out for the greenhouse that draws design inspiration from the natural world to create a beautiful harmony.
23. Linden of Hill Top- It can be frustrating finding the perfect spot for perfect views. But if you head towards the top of Lindenhof Hill, you’ll find just that. The elevated park provides spectacular vistas of Zurich’s Old Town and the Limmar River and is a great place to just chill out.
24. Museum of Design, Zürich- Zurich’s Museum of Design showcases architecture, industrial design and other elements of design culture. It houses over 500,000 objects that trace the development of the design. It also serves as a place to study design techniques and solutions for students of Zurich University of the Arts.
25. Castle in Kyburg- Surrounded by lush forests is a fairytale-like castle that you won’t want to leave. Kyburg today has a permanent exhibition that provides insight into the castle’s history. Don’t forget to explore the lovely landscaped garden that grows vegetables like in the old days.
26. Aathal Dinosaur Museum- Learn about these fascinating creatures of millennia past at Aathal Dinosaur Museum. Go on a tour, watch educational films, take a break at the cafe and pick up souvenirs at the museum shop and fossil bazaar.
27. Wildpark Bruderhaus- See animals like bisons, wild boars and red deer at Wildpark Bruderhaus. You can take a tour of the forest and learn more about these majestic animals. You can also sponsor an animal and help support the park.